compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
”There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all who profit by the old order, and only luke-warm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order. This quality of lukewarmness arises partly from a fear of adversaries, who have the law on their side, and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.”
Machiavelli - The Prince - 1513
When Machiavelli penned these words of wisdom to his old friend - Leonardo da Vinci - who was ensconced at Le Clos Luce in the grounds of Chateau d'Amboise - Machiavelli was already tending to Leonardo's vineyard back home in San Casciano, Italy and four years later Machiavelli wrote to Leonardo from Florence saying ...
"Leave it to the politicians - and me - to decide the fate of Florence, Milan and Rome. There is enough intrigue to keep a thousand occupied each day, and we will not see your talent in the mists of this scheming." - plus ca change !
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